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Green (7 programs): Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Lime (2 program): Does not charge a fuel surcharge for their own or for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Blue (3 programs): Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal and for flying on partners that normally collect a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partners that normally do not collect a fuel surcharge when flying on their own metal.

Purple (1 program): Doesn't charge a fuel surcharge for their own or partner flights originating from the US.  Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights originating outside of the US.
Teal (1 program):Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Red (8 programs): Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
Orange (21 programs): Unknown or incomplete info.

Star:
Adria: ???
Air Canada: Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partner airlines.
Note: If you fly on these carriers you will pay a fuel surcharge: Adria, Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, and THAI.
If you fly on these carriers you will not pay a fuel surcharge: Aegean, Air China, Air New Zealand, Avianca/TACA, Brussels, Copa, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, SAS, Singapore, South African, Swiss, TAM, Turkish, United, and USAirways.
Air China: ???
Air New Zealand: ??? (Does charge on own metal, unknown about partners)
ANA: Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Asiana: ??? (Does charge on own metal, unknown about partners)
Austrian: ???
EgyptAir: ???
Miles And More (Adria, Austrian, Brussels, Croatia, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, and Swiss): Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.

Exception: No fuel surcharge for redeeming any Miles and More carrier on miles for flying on Lot Polish.
EuroBonus (Blue1, SAS): Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Shanghai: ???
Singapore: No longer charges for flights on their own metal but does for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Note: Singapore charges a surcharge for travel on most partners, with the exceptions being United and Virgin Australia.
South African: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
TAM: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Tap Portugal ???
Thai: ???  (Does charge on own metal, unknown about partners)
Turkish: Charges on all flights including partner flights (confirmation needed about partner flights)
United: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.

OneWorld:
AA: Does not charge a fuel surcharge for their own or for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Note: AA does charge a hefty fuel surcharge for redemption on partner British Airways, and a small fuel surcharge for flying on Iberia, however they do not charge it for redemption on their own metal or on other partners.
British Airways:Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.
Note: BA charges a surcharge for travel on most partners, with the exceptions being Aer Lingus, Alaska, and LAN.  BA does not collect a fuel surcharge on AA flights that are wholly within the Western Hemisphere.
BA also does not collect fuel surcharges for flights within Europe.
You can transfer BA Avios to Iberia to save on fuel surcharges collected on Iberia flights.

Cathay Pacific: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
Finnair: ???
Iberia: ???
JAL:  Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
LAN: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Qantas: Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal and for flying on partners that normally collect a fuel surcharge, exception being travel on El Al metal where they don't charge fuel surcharges even though El Al does charge.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partners that normally do not collect a fuel surcharge. 
Royal Jordanian: ???

Skyteam:
Aeroflot: ???
AeroMexico: Charges a fuel surcharge on some (possibly all) award tickets on their own metal. Unknown if they charge fuel surcharges on partner awards.
Alitalia: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
China Southern: ???
Czech: ???
Delta: Doesn't charge a fuel surcharge for their own or partner flights originating from the US.  Charges a fuel surcharge for their own and for partner flights originating outside of the US.
Note: Delta does charge a hefty fuel surcharge for redemption on partners Malaysia and Virgin Australia, even on flight originating in the United States.
Flying Blue (AirEuropa, Air France, Kenya, KLM): Charges a fuel surcharge for flying on their own metal and for flying on partners that normally collect a fuel surcharge.  Does not charge a fuel surcharge for flying on partners that normally do not collect a fuel surcharge.
Note: This means no fuel surcharges for Delta flights.
Korean: ???
Tarom: ???
Vietnam: ???

Unaligned:
Alaska: Does not charge a fuel surcharge for their own or for partner flights except for when flying on select partners.

Note: Alaska does charge a hefty fuel surcharge for redemption on partner British Airways, however they do not charge it for redemption on their own metal or on other partners like AA, Air France/KLM, Cathay Pacific, Delta, or Qantas.
El Al: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets.
Emirates: Never charges a fuel surcharge on their own or partner award tickets.
Virgin Atlantic: Always charges a fuel surcharge on award tickets, even on partners that normally don't charge a fuel surcharge.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #180 on: July 27, 2011, 01:32:27 AM »
What's the cheapest way to use BA miles to get to TLV from the US?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #181 on: July 31, 2011, 12:31:59 AM »
Iberia

Thanks
How do I book it? I keep looking on british airways website but there doesn't seem to be anything available (or maybe I can't quite figure out how to use their website properly)
I'm trying to book 3 tickets to israel from u.s. for 2 weeks in november.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #182 on: July 31, 2011, 02:42:55 PM »
on BA from SYD to EZE  i see the charge over 500 in fuel charges should it be like this ?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #183 on: July 31, 2011, 03:04:08 PM »
on BA from SYD to EZE  i see the charge over 500 in fuel charges should it be like this ?
Yes, BA has very high fuel taxes.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #184 on: July 31, 2011, 05:22:47 PM »
Yes, BA has very high fuel taxes.
its was discussed here that over the pacific they don't charge 

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #185 on: July 31, 2011, 05:30:38 PM »
its was discussed here that over the pacific they don't charge 
They pass on whatever charge the airline charges on a paid fare.  On AA this is $0.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #186 on: July 31, 2011, 09:56:40 PM »
They pass on whatever charge the airline charges on a paid fare.  On AA this is $0.
and on QF ?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #187 on: July 31, 2011, 10:08:13 PM »
and on QF ?
Check ITA for the YQ on any route you want.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #188 on: July 31, 2011, 10:12:18 PM »
Check ITA for the YQ on any route you want.
how do i see there the YQ charges

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #189 on: July 31, 2011, 10:13:30 PM »
how do i see there the YQ charges
ok i got it

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #190 on: July 31, 2011, 10:16:39 PM »
how do i see there the YQ charges
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #191 on: July 31, 2011, 10:18:21 PM »
Looks like it should be almost $550 in charges for SYD-EZE booked with BA miles.
If you book the trip with AA miles it should be under $150, due to no YQ.
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #192 on: August 03, 2011, 09:17:11 AM »
Sorry, I don't remember where the original thread for this started. Ana now charging fuel surcharges on US Airways as well.  I still have 60,000 points in there. Any ideas?

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #193 on: August 03, 2011, 11:21:00 AM »
Sorry, I don't remember where the original thread for this started. Ana now charging fuel surcharges on US Airways as well.  I still have 60,000 points in there. Any ideas?
Are you sure?
How much are they charging now for travel to TLV on US 09/13-09/19?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #194 on: August 03, 2011, 12:31:47 PM »
Are you sure?
How much are they charging now for travel to TLV on US 09/13-09/19?
Just checked dates for December and it was 500+.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #195 on: August 03, 2011, 01:33:13 PM »
Just checked dates for December and it was 500+.
Can someone check those September dates and let us know the exact price?
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #196 on: August 03, 2011, 01:55:49 PM »
Can someone check those September dates and let us know the exact price?
558.85

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #197 on: August 03, 2011, 02:11:14 PM »
558.85
Crazy!
USAir doesn't even have a YQ when you buy the ticket where do they get that number from?

ANA miles have gone from being valuable to being nearly worthless...
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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #198 on: August 03, 2011, 04:53:23 PM »
I read somewhere that this is listed as Q on a ticket. Did not research this myself.

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Re: The New Color-Coded Fuel Surcharges On Award Tickets Master Thread!
« Reply #199 on: August 10, 2011, 10:24:58 AM »
I have continental miles enough for 2 one way tickets from Montreal to Cleveland I'm getting hit with a $257 surcharge, is there any way out of it.